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Destination guide

Experience Almuñécar in holiday lettings

Settled on the southern coast of Spain lies the community of Almuñécar. Its vibrant beaches, delicious restaurants and various other sights and experiences have made this town a popular destination for travellers for decades. When you book holiday lettings here, you can enjoy a vast history dating back to the Phoenicians right alongside all of the modern amenities you’d expect from a luxury resort. Experience all of this for yourself, and discover just what Almuñécar has to offer.

History

Historical sites near Almuñécar holiday cottages

Almuñécar has been around for well over two thousand years, so you’ll find historical sites from various eras near local holiday cottages. If you visit Majuelo Park, you’ll find the ruins of an old Phoenician fish-salting factory dating back to an era centuries before the days of Cleopatra and Caesar. You can also visit the Castle of San Miguel, a historical fortification dating back to the 1st century before the common era. While some of the structures are a few thousand years old, most of the towers and gates were built during the Moorish occupation. You’ll find a museum inside with even more artefacts from the various eras. Speaking of the Moors, you may also want to visit the statue of Abd-ar-Rahman I, an intricately designed monument to the founder of Cordoba who landed in Almuñécar in 755.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Almunecar

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Almunecar a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Aquarium Almunecar (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Aqua Tropic Waterpark (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Pena Escrita (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Los Moriscos Club de Golf (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Los Moriscos Golf Club (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Ron Montero Winery (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Almunecar

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Almunecar is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ornitologico Loro Park (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Almunecar Beach (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Naturist beach of Cantarriján (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Canuelo Beach (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Nerja Caves (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Salobrena Beach (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
Beaches

Beaches near Almuñécar villa rentals

As a coastal town, Almuñécar is home to numerous sandy beaches that you can easily reach from local villa rentals. Playa de Cantarrijan is among the most popular as it’s in a secluded cove surrounded by mountainous terrain. You may also want to visit Playa San Cristobal if you’re looking for activities on the beach and less to do in the water. There are cycling paths alongside several bars and restaurants there. For calm waters that are perfect for the whole family to swim in, you can visit Parque del Mediterraneo. This park is home to several small beaches all offering family-friendly surf.

How to get there

Transport to and around Almunecar

Fly into Granada (GRX-Federico Garcia Lorca), the closest airport, located 29.2 mi (47 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Malaga (AGP), which is 43 mi (69.1 km) away.

How to get around

Transport to Almuñécar holiday homes

Getting to the holiday homes in Almuñécar is fairly simple. If you’re flying in, the two closest airports are Málaga Airport and Granada Airport. Both are about an hour away from Almuñécar proper. Once you’re in the general area, you can take a bus or a taxi to reach the main city. Arriving through the Málaga Airport is especially easy since it features a train that can get you to Málaga’s town centre in just eight minutes and from there, you can catch a bus to Almuñécar. Car hires are available if you want to self-drive. The local bus service is the best way to get around Almuñécar once you’ve arrived, but many destinations will be within walking distance of local holiday homes.

Food & drink 

Sample iconic Almuñécar dishes near your holiday rental

Almuñécar features a legacy of several different cultures, and all of them have combined to offer some truly unique dishes you’ll find all over the area. Most foods in Almuñécar are made from fish and tropical fruit that thrive in the local climate, but they really shine when it comes to dessert cakes thanks to its history as a sugar cane producer. One example is cazuela mohína which comes from the Mozarabs. This cake is made primarily from almonds with a bit of brown sugar and aniseed. You may also want to try Merengazo. This sponge cake is of Jewish origin and features an egg white meringue as a topper. Additionally, you can enjoy the Arabic-style Torta de Al-Hajú. This is an almond cake like the cazuela mohína, but it features honey and wafers.

How many holiday rentals are available around Almuñécar?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,265 holiday lettings around Almuñécar. From 958 villas to 1,449 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach property in Almuñécar?

Don't just spend a few hours at the beach. Round up your posse and stay as close as possible to it! The sound of rippling waves and awesome ocean views? Coming right up! HomeAway has 1,142 rental properties by the beach for you to pick from. Open to other suggestions? HomeAway has tons of other rental options to take a look at, including:

  • 1,052 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 795 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 621 mountainside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Almuñécar?

Unpack your bag, admire the view and turn the kettle on. If you're looking for a place with all the conveniences of home, an apartment rental is an awesome way to go. You'll be able to choose from 1,393 different options with the help of HomeAway. How does £24 per night sound? That's what you could be paying if you don't dilly dally! Or perhaps you'd prefer one of the area's other self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Villa: 955 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £57 per night.
  • House: 613 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £22 per night.
  • Cottage: 86 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £41 per night.

Can I stay in Almuñécar in a large group?

There's nothing more memorable than staying somewhere totally new with your friends and loved ones. The best news is HomeAway has places suitable for large groups. 419 villa holiday rentals are ready to be booked. Currently, they're the leading choice here for sizeable groups. In this area, the properties that are suitable for large groups include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we offer 1,418 rental properties ideal for that size. Book a night for as little as £25.
  • If you've got 8 in your family, you'll be happy to hear that there are 470 rental properties perfect. You can book one for as little as £22 per night.
  • On a trip away with a group of 5? We have 425 rental accommodation that match your requirements. Prices begin at just £53 per night.

So don't worry! When you book with us you can bring along your uncle, your sister and all your pals to Almuñécar.

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